The Lantern

The National School Security Database (NSSD)

A Project

Use the Lantern to see how youth behaviors are linked to school violence. The Lantern helps parents, teachers, students, school staff, mental health professionals, educational policy analysts, and researchers better understand the connection between behavioral patterns and youth violence. This knowledge can help develop individual student or school wide anti-violence intervention programs.

Using The Lantern

Enter search terms related to observations you’ve made about a student’s behavior. Use the Adolescent Behavior Dictionary (ABD) below to identify other behaviors or search terms.

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